Old Town Brown - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
2.75/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.
Appearance: Perfectly clear dark brown. Some nice dark reds creep around the edges. Head is a light tan, creamy, and leaves a small loose cap. No real lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.
Smell: Caramel and molasses baked brown bread. Sweet and bready with an underlying herbal and grassy hop profile. Chewy malts. Deeply roasted with a ton of cooked and caramelized malt sugars. Nice yeast profile adds some undefined fruity notes.
Taste: A bit of grape jelly smeared on chewy brown bread. Cooked and caramelized malts. Sweet through and through without being sugary. Some backing earthy and herbal elements. A bit grassy. Warming just makes it sweeter. Delightful English yeast adds a bit of depth through the sip. Dark fruit and slightly roasted.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to slightly above carbonation. A bit crisp on the finish, but it's clean. Not quite what it should be.
Overall: A pretty standard English brown ale. Yeasty esters and caramelized malts do what they need to. The mouthfeel is a bit off and hurts the overall enjoyment.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 19:36:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.63/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Natty Greene's Brown blew me away. It pours red-brown and has a nice fluffy head. It has very little aftertaste and is extremely refreshing.
I was so impressed with this adult beverage that I emailed the brewer to see if they'd ship some to me in NYC. Unfortunately, they don't have out of state distribution yet!
If you're ever in Greensboro, NC, it would be no small tragedy to miss out on sampling some of this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
06-20-2013 01:28:19 | More by hernamesbarbara
4.04/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
-Appearance 3.5: Poured out a deep and dark brown with a slight C02-powered head that quickly faded. Completely opaque, this baby almost looks like a stout!
-Smell 4.0: HUGE bouquet on this beer, which is great. Deep, roasted caramel malts predominate and make me think of a Scotch ale. I also smell some smokiness in here.
-Taste 4.25: Front is slightly sweet and features a very nice caramel/barley taste. Middle is dry, but there is still a pleasant, deep barley flavor. Finish is understated and pleasing with more barley and deep, dark, caramel grains. There is a slight hoppiness here, but it is of a very low alpha level. Aftertaste is long and features syrupy remembrances of maple syrup, caramel sauce and King's syrup. Nice.
-Mouthfeel 3.5: Mouthfeel is definitely a contribution to the enjoyment of this particular brew. Carbonation is a bit over-stated, but this may be because the bottle I have is so old; there may have been a second fermentation in the bottle in addition to the CO2.
-Overall 4.0: Excellent brown ale. I am mystified as to why Natty Greene moved this one out of their 12-pack in favor of other beers, but there you go. This is one you should not pass up if you ever see it. Light, smooth but with a depth of flavor that you would not expect. Would be an excellent session beer. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 03:38:05 | More by BeerDocT
Old Town Brown from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.